Manually Validating Templates

When you generate a schedule from a template, the system automatically validates the template first to check for uniqueness violations, tasks that directly or indirectly depend on each other, or a date-precedence mismatch. For example, you cannot have circular predecessors.

You can manually validate a template. Validation is particularly useful to check for problems after you import tasks into a template from a file. If the template has an error, you can use the navigation links in the validation results to navigate to the source of the error.

To manually validate a template:

  1. On the Home page, click the Application, and then click Task Manager.
  2. Click the Templates tab on the left.
  3. From Templates, select a template.
  4. Click Validate.
    • If no errors exist, the system displays a “Template valid” message.
    • If an error is displayed, click the link to the error.